Advertisement

HindustanTimes Sat,12 Jul 2014

Make public 64 secret Netaji files, Bose family urges Mamata

Agencies  Kolkata, October 22, 2013
First Published: 11:47 IST(22/10/2013) | Last Updated: 11:50 IST(22/10/2013)

Claiming that the West Bengal government had 64 secret files on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, a section of the nationalist leader’s family urged chief minister Mamata Banerjee to declassify them.

Advertisement

“The West Bengal government has 64 files pertaining to Netaji, which if made public would provide a lot of information. We therefore urge the chief minister to declassify them,” said family spokesperson Chandra Kumar Bose.

Addressing the media after participating in a rally here to commemorate the 70th foundation day of the Provisional Government of Azad Hind that Netaji headed during the Second World War, the family said it will meet Mamata to make a formal request.

“We are planning to meet the chief minister and make a request regarding declassification. We are hopeful she will honour our request,” which will give impetus to our fight for declassification of all the documents relating to Netaji. Let her show the way,” added Bose.

A large section of the Netaji family, researchers and historians have been seeking declassification of over 100 secret files said to be with various government departments including the prime minister’s office (PMO).

The family and the researchers are also making efforts to create a nationwide movement seeking declassification of the documents.


Advertisement
more from Kolkata

Murdered Bengal student's family seeks CBI probe

The family of the college student, who was killed and chopped into pieces for allegedly protesting anti-social activities in West Bengal's North 24-Parganas district, Sunday demanded a CBI probe into his death, as one person was arrested but the prime suspect remained untraced.
Advertisement
Most Popular
Advertisement
Advertisement
Copyright © 2014 HT Media Limited. All Rights Reserved